From Lyuda (Day 256): Dear brothers and sisters, Yesterday was a very difficult day for Ukraine. Russia carried out another massive missile attack. A total of 90 missiles. Our air defense was able to destroy many of them but it was impossible to destroy all. There were hits on power systems, enterprises, residential buildings. Because of the damage of energy objects many cities didn’t have electricity, heating and water this night. Air defense forces shot down eight drones and one missile over Odesa region and praise the Lord there was no damage in our area. God protects our region. Yesterday we had the longest air alarm, it lasted 6 hours and because nothing works during air alarm we could not do what we planned. Yesterday we were supposed to send the parcels to the military units , this is what we regularly do, we find out the needs of our soldiers and send them parcels. We hope we will be able to do it today.
Yesterday evening another shocking news came – Russian rockets hit the territory of Poland and killed two people. Russia has a war not only with Ukraine this country wants a war with the whole world.
Yesterday two new refugees, a mother, Galina, and fourteen-year-old daughter, Masha, came to stay in our clinic building. They came from Kherson region, from the territory that was liberated a day before. We know very little about them because they don’t talk. We know that they spent many days in the basement. Our soldiers found them there and put them on a bus that was taking people to the safe place. They don’t talk, they look down. When they were shown into their room they sat down on beds and were sitting there without moving for about an hour. We prepared the food for them – some soup and some pies that our ladies baked in the church yesterday. The girl smiled when she saw pies, they probable didn’t see normal food for a long time. It is clear that they went through something terrible.
It’s good that we were able to have breakfast with our refugees yesterday, the massive attack began later, around noon. We congratulated a woman named Larisa, it was her birthday yesterday.
Tanya had a private talk with Maria a woman who is 80, her husband is dying of cancer. Maria’s only son lives in St. Petersburg, Russia and they don’t communicate what is very hard for Maria. After a talk with Tanya, Maria agreed to call her son and we watched her talking to him for a while.
Please, pray for us as we minister to these people who experienced so much during this war.